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800,000 Hezbollah Supporters March in Beirut

Will Lebanon also descend into civil war? If close to a million protesters rallying behind Nasrallah have anything to say about it, it will. The Daily Star reports: Opposition groups led by Hezbollah have mobilized their bases for the afternoon … Read More

By / December 1, 2006

Will Lebanon also descend into civil war? If close to a million protesters rallying behind Nasrallah have anything to say about it, it will. The Daily Star reports:

Opposition groups led by Hezbollah have mobilized their bases for the afternoon protest and were making arrangements to bus supporters from all corners of Lebanon to downtown Beirut for the massive show of popular support.

Heavily armed soldiers and police closed all roads leading to the sprawling complex in downtown, feverishly unfurling barbed wire and placing barricades to prevent any protests from spilling over into the stone-walled, brick-roofed historic building during what some newspapers billed as the "great showdown" between the government and the opposition.

 

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